Admin. Assistant & YM Office Manager
Emily was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is the oldest of four, and she loves dogs. She studied history & theology at Christendom College in Virginia, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her B.A. in History and a theology minor in 2019. Since then, she's worked in publishing, sales, and now youth ministry. She lived in Rome, Italy in 2017, and it is still her favorite place she's ever lived. She loves classical music, volleyball, photography, and the beach. She resides in the Jacksonville area with her husband. Her favorite scripture verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for a future and a hope."
Fr. Matt King
Fr. Matt King is a newly ordained priest or the Diocese of St. Augustine. He recently graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. After high school graduation, Fr. Matt entered the seminary in 2010. He grew up in Elkton, FL and is the oldest of five children. His Family continues to reside in St. Augustine and Jacksonville area.
When time allows, Fr. Matt enjoys golfing, fishing and picking on his guitar. He is a faithful fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Sate Seminoles. After spending 9 years in seminary, Fr. Matt is beyond grateful for the opportunity to exercise ministry within a parish setting.
Youth Leadership Team
My name is Will Sammet and I attend Bishop Kenny High School. I started coming to ACT1V8 my freshman year of high school to better my relationship with God. I have made many great friends through ACT1V8. In my free time, I like to fish, play basketball and golf, and hang out with my friends.
Hello, my name is Mira and this is my second year on ACT1V8's God Squad and I am so excited about this coming year. I am a Junior in high school and am found at Band and Wrestling practice most of the time or helping out with Best Buddies. When I am not there I am at church or ACT1V8! If you ever need someone to talk to I'm here for you!
My name is Kelly. I am a Junior in high school. I've been active in ACT1V8 for 4 years. I felt a calling to God Squad because I wanted to help the members of ACT1V8. I also want to help other teens by providing them with an outlet. In my free time, I like to draw, play games with friends, bike, and cook. I'm an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts and I learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I look forward to an exciting year of ACT1V8.
Our Youth Leadership Team serves for one year from June-May. They help to plan meetings, lead games/meetings, and help make sure our ministry appropriately meets the needs of our youth. Applications to serve on the Youth Leadership Team are accepted every year in April. If you feel called to serve, please email Emily at .
My name is Rebecca Cooper, I am Senior at Nease High School and I am a leader in the ACT1V8 God Squad! I love hanging out with friends and spending time at the beach like the majority of the teenage population. But I also really love leading other people closer to Christ because in turn it leads me closer to Christ! I am so excited to meet you guys and see y’all at our Sunday meetings!
Hey, my name is Benjamin and I’m going to be a junior at Mandarin HS. I love to listen to music when doing activities and sitting in silence when I’m not doing anything. I also enjoy cooking for my family and friends. I have been a member of ACT1V8 since 6th grade and this is my first year on God Squad. If you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to ask me. I’m here to help!